A pulmonary embolism with a free floating right atrial thrombus is a life threatening condition. In the case presented here, this condition was accompanied by an atrial septal defect causing paradoxical emboli. Thrombolytic therapy may seem counterintuitive at first. However, after reviewing the relevant literature, it seemed to be the best option open to us, as the case presented in this paper shows.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Netherlands Journal of Critical Care|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2010|
- Atrial septal defect
- Paradoxical emboli